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Western Grebe

Aechmophorus occidentalis

Like the other grebes, the western grebe is largely aquatic. During the summer and breeding months, the western grebe resides in colonies near freshwater lakes in central Canada. During the winter, it migrates to the warmer Pacific coast. The western grebe was formerly considered one species with Clark's grebe, but is now deemed distinct, although hybrids are sometimes spotted.

Map of Western Grebe in Canada
Distribution of Western Grebe in Canada

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